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2020 Olympic Games Rowing Programme Announced

15 June 2017

Last Monday, FISA, Worldrowing announced that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board had announced the Tokyo 2020 Olympic rowing event programme and quota. 708 more words

Rio Olympics cost $13.1 billion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — An analysis by The Associated Press shows that the cost of putting on the Rio Olympics was $13.1 billion, paid for with a mix of public and private money. 471 more words

Olympics

Cross Road to Rio

When Hannah Cross competed in the trials for Rio 2016, her only goal was to gain experience with her main goal, Tokyo 2020, in mind. The next thing she knew, she was on a plane to Rio as part of the Australian Synchronised swimming team at 19 years of age. 607 more words

Australian Olympic Team

10 Unforgettable Olympic Moments

The Olympic Games have a way of bringing people together.

It doesn’t matter who you are, where you’re from, what you’re doing – when your country is being represented on an international stage, you tune in. 1,692 more words

A Premier Mistake?

A few days ago I found myself thinking that we were surely due some news regarding this summer’s Premiership Rugby 7s Series. Perhaps Premiership Rugby have hired a psychic as when I looked on their website Tuesday evening, there was a story giving the dates and venue for this season’s tournament. 594 more words

Rugby

Vamos a la playa!

My first impression of the sport of Beach Volleyball, 13 years ago already, was a volunteer, half-sitting, half-lying, on his high-chair at the Faliro Coastal Zone Olympic Complex, totally relaxed, making jokes with visitors passing by, occassionally shouting ‘Welcome to Beeeeeach Volleybaaaaall!’ and directing spectators to the correct entrances. 765 more words

Rio 2016

Yahoo Sports Says NO CITY Should Host the Olympics!

Yahoo Sports just came out with an article “Rio’s Example – Why No City Should Bid to Host the Olympics“! Holy crap. Watch this slide show and count your lucky stars that Chicago avoided that city-killer! 53 more words

Reasons To Say "NO!"